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Ontario Tech acknowledges the lands and people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nation.

We are thankful to be welcome on these lands in friendship. The lands we are situated on are covered by the Williams Treaties and are the traditional territory of the Mississaugas, a branch of the greater Anishinaabeg Nation, including Algonquin, Ojibway, Odawa and Pottawatomi. These lands remain home to many Indigenous nations and peoples.

We acknowledge this land out of respect for the Indigenous nations who have cared for Turtle Island, also called North America, from before the arrival of settler peoples until this day. Most importantly, we acknowledge that the history of these lands has been tainted by poor treatment and a lack of friendship with the First Nations who call them home.

This history is something we are all affected by because we are all treaty people in Canada. We all have a shared history to reflect on, and each of us is affected by this history in different ways. Our past defines our present, but if we move forward as friends and allies, then it does not have to define our future.

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Master's project/major paper


  • Master's Project Handbook: This handbook describes the individuals involved in the master’s project and major paper review process, as well as the required steps and forms.


A major paper/project template (.docx format) has been created for your ease of use and/or reference. 

Students are responsible for informing themselves of any special formats or standards required by their program or discipline.

If you need assistance, there are many resources available to assist you with your writing.

Timelines and deadlines

There are master’s project and major paper deadlines each term in order to guide students and their faculty advisor or supervisor(s) through each step of the process. The objective is to help students meet requirements for specific program end dates or for graduation ceremonies.

If you are a master’s student or faculty advisor/research supervisor looking to plan a master’s project or paper for review, please use the following material for guidance. First, review the Master’s Project/Major Paper Handbook, which describes each step in the review process, and then prepare a plan of action using our example timeline and checklist. 

  • Timeline (under construction): sample timeline of what needs to be completed by various deadlines prior to review by assessors.
  • Deadlines: list of master’s project and major paper deadlines to complete all program requirements by the end of an academic term.